The Pharmacy Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Residency at West Kendall Baptist Hospital (WKBH) is structured to provide a strong foundation for pharmacy practice in a community teaching hospital environment.

The purpose of the West Kendall Baptist Hospital Pharmacy Residency program is to develop a well-rounded pharmacist competent in providing clinical services as well as drug distribution who can practice confidently in a community hospital or continue to a PGY2 for specialized training.

This PGY1 Pharmacy residency at WKBH is a 52-week program designed to foster professional growth and independence while providing mentorship and supervision. The program aims to enhance residents’ competencies in the provision of clinical services in multiple settings, managing medication-use systems, and optimizing drug therapy. An array of electives and certificate programs are available to tailor the experience for each resident. The Clinical Pharmacy Manager serves as the Residency Program Director. Residency preceptors and mentors are comprised of Clinical Pharmacists and Specialists, Managers, and the Director of Pharmacy.

Program Accreditation

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) | ID: 33032

Program Size


Maria C. Rojo-Carlo, PharmD, BCPS

Program Director

Maria C. Rojo-Carlo, PharmD, BCPS
  • 80%

    Over 80% pass rate for Board of Pharmaceutical Specialty (BPS) certification examination
  • 99%

    of graduates retained in positions throughout Baptist Health South Florida
  • 2012

    acquired ASHP Accreditation
West Kendall Baptist Hospital

West Kendall Baptist Hospital

West Kendall Baptist Hospital opened to the public April 2011 as Miami-Dade County’s first brand-new hospital in more than 35 years. The hospital features 203 private rooms and is a Gold LEED-certified facility featuring energy-efficient initiatives and recycled materials throughout. It supports a vision of West Kendall as a convenient central hub where area residents can live, work and play. Through its “Healthy West Kendall” initiative, the hospital encourages residents to achieve the goal of becoming the “Healthiest Community in Florida”. West Kendall Baptist Hospital offers adult medical and surgical services, surgical and endoscopy services, and maternity services.

Eligibility Requirements and Application Schedule

Our program attracts, educates, and retains exceptional healthcare talent to serve the South Florida community. Program participants will be trained in the Baptist Health Way with a focus on quality, inclusion, compassion, and collaboration.

Program Eligibility Prerequisites

  • Pharm.D. degree from an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Must obtain a Florida pharmacist’s license
Acceptance and admission to the program is contingent on submission of all requested materials and meeting all eligibility requirements as determined by the program.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Application Timeline


Core Learning Experiences

Our program curriculum incorporates several block rotations typically lasting several weeks, giving trainees exposure to a wide variety of learning experiences throughout the duration of the program.
Ambulatory Care
(4 weeks)
Emergency Medicine
(4 weeks)
Intensive Care Medicine
(4 weeks)
Internal Medicine I
(4 weeks)
Internal Medicine II
(4 weeks)
Infectious Diseases
(4 weeks)
Medication Safety and Quality
(6 weeks)
(4 weeks)
Transitions of Care
(4 weeks)

Longitudinal Learning Experiences

Our program curriculum incorporates several longitudinal rotations, immersing trainees in particular areas of study throughout the entire duration of the training program.
Pharmacy Practice
(18 weeks)
Residency Research Project
(48 weeks)
Teaching, Education, and Preceptorship
(48 weeks)
Teaching Certificate (optional)
Leadership Certificate (optional)

Elective Learning Experiences

We offer elective rotations, including:
Advanced Emergency Medicine
(4 weeks)
Advanced Critical Care
(4 weeks)
Advanced Pharmacy Practice
(4 weeks)
Advanced Pharmacy Administration
(4 weeks)
(4 weeks)
(4 weeks)
Pharmacy Informatics
(4 weeks)

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